I think it's safe to say that many dudes who watched Top Gun for the first time had the same reaction:

Yep, flying a fighter jet looks incredibly cool.

And if you have the need (for speed), but don't have the training or certification to fly an Air Force jet through the air at mach speed, no worries! Because here's the next best thing:

The Minnesota Air Spectacular! 

If you aren't aware, this is your chance to check out the world-famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds in action on June 15 & 16 at the Mankato Regional Airport. Here's a quick taste of the awesomeness you can expect:

Yep, that's pretty cool.

For tickets and more info about the event, head here.